Tuesday, June 12 Perrin Conferences presents their Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference. This conference hosts speakers and panel discussions featuring leading industry experts, in-house counsel, insurance company executives, and plaintiff and defense attorneys.
Roux’s Adam Love, Ph.D. will be a conference co-chair/moderator, alongside Scott W. Henry, Esq. of Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC and Marcel Ricciardelli of Allied World Assurance Company. In addition, Roux’s Sin Senh will be presenting on “Mitigating Risk and Opportunities in Development,“ highlighting NRD and Brownfield claims and risk, redevelopment, and identification of environmental risks in the general construction industry.
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Monday, April 16 United States Senator of California, Dianne Feinstein, cited a peer-reviewed article coauthored by Roux’s Adam Love, Ph.D. in a press release early this week. Dr. Love’s article, coauthored by Andy Zdon and M. Lee Davisson, discusses the state-wide impacts of California’s water sources. This article, entitled “Understanding the source of water for selected springs within Mojave Trails National Monument, California,” evaluates spring flow through an integration of published geologic maps, measured groundwater levels, water quality chemistry, and isotope data compiled from both published sources and new samples collected for water chemistry and isotopic composition.
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Avoiding Surprise—Unregulated Chemicals and Risk
Tuesday, April 10th • 12:00pm (EST) • Adam Love, Ph.D. and Catie Boston
Science often struggles to keep up with the pace of industry. It can take decades to adequately identify, research, and understand exposure/risks to chemicals. Just because the chemicals are not regulated does not ensure they are without liability. Often, public perception of risk is ultimately what matters most. Dr. Love and Ms. Boston will provide a background on unregulated chemicals, risk assessment/toxicology, and will discuss how lack of regulation makes managing risk more difficult for industry. Relevant issues on this topic will be discussed by pulling examples related to perchlorate, 1,4-Dioxane, PFAS, sulfolane, and capsaicin. Finally, recommendations will be provided as to how industry can proactively mitigate potential risk posed by unregulated chemicals.
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Tuesday, March 6 – Wednesday, March 7 The Emerging Contaminants Summit focuses on the latest developments in the detection, fate and transport, risk assessment, treatment, and regulation of emerging contaminants. This summit is the only conference/workshop that addresses mitigating the presence of emerging contaminants across all environmental media, including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils, and sediments.
Roux’s Adam Love, Ph.D. and Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D. will give a poster presentation entitled “Outlook of Environmental Forensics in Distinguishing Sources of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances.“ This presentation on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, provides insights into the potential application of environmental forensic techniques commonly used to investigate the source, timing, and contribution of these emerging contaminants. Read more
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Thursday, March 1st – Friday, March 2nd At the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, DRI’s Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee in conjunction with the American Chemistry Council will host the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar. This seminar offers opportunity to learn the newest techniques in forensic science for defending and prosecuting environmental cases; discuss where we stand after a generation of federal environmental law; and meet and reconnect with colleagues and experts during a variety of networking events.
Roux will be sponsoring a special Speed Networking event the Wednesday evening before the Seminar. Additionally, Adam Love, Ph.D. will present on “What, Me Worry? Environmental Reopeners” as part of Thursday afternoon’s Regulatory Tract. Dr. Love will be joined by Christopher Alviggi of Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. and C. Nicole Sullivan of BASF Corporation. The panel will take the mystery out of reopeners by sharing the legal basis for reopeners (under CERCLA and various state laws), and provide real-world examples of legal and technical developments that have or may trigger reopeners. Click here to register, and download the event brochure here.